What does it take to be a Strong Athlete? It all starts with the mind. Being a Strong Athlete is about making a mental committment to becoming the best version of you. You don’t have to be perfect and you don’t have to stress about doing everything right. You just have to strive to be a little bit better than you were yesterday. Below are 21 strategies you can use today to become an even better version of you: Drink more water, in the morning, between meals, before, during and after training. Eat your veggies, especially your greens. Besides being healthy for you, eating an abundance of greens will help you to become leaner, faster….
I want to remind you right now that you are powerful beyond measure! Since children, we have been conditioned not to be TOO powerful… You know, do what you’re told, don’t act out in school, fall in line, don’t be too loud, get your work done on time, etc, etc. Basically, just be a sheep with your head down and you’ll “survive” life. Well I don’t want to you to just survive life like a sheep until the wolf shows up on your doorstep. I want you to step into your power, make a positive difference in someone else’s life and live the fullfilling life that you are destined to live! One of my favourite…
I’ve had many powerful conversations over the years with my athletes, especially about the game of life. We talk about what it takes to get to the next level in their respective sports and how to become the best version of themselves. We talk about what it takes to win, and how to deal with adversity. Knowing how to deal with adversity is critical. In their quest to go higher, faster and further, these athletes will inevitably hit road blocks and setbacks. ACL tears, concussions, broken bones, ruptured tendons, sprains and strains. Job losses, tyrannical bosses, and mind-numbing, soul crushing day jobs. Family struggles and relationship struggles. These challenges take a physical toll and an…
Everyone is always talking passion this and passion that when it comes to success. “You need to find your passion”… blah blah blah… how many times have you heard that one? And it feels like everyone and their dog are posting these passion quote images on social media every five minutes right? Well it’s time to put passion in its place. Now don’t get me wrong, I think that passion is important and you will need it to fuel you from time to time. However, I believe that it’s more important to focus on finding your PURPOSE rather than your passion if you’re looking for long-term success. Passion is energy based which means some days it’s…
In the spirit of training “Smart”, today I am going to share 3 of my favourite high-return exercises that I use with almost everyone I work with. The reason why I like these exercises is because they require full body activation and control to do them properly. Essentially, you are hitting a focused area while still getting core activation. It’s smart training, like killing 2 birds with one stone 🙂 But don’t get me wrong, I still believe in doing a variety of targeted core work as well, as I don’t believe that you can get enough core by just training multiple joint functional exercises but that’s a longer conversation for another time. I know…
Strong Athlete International Black Belt Jiu-Jitsu competitor Amir demonstrates how to do resistance band pull aparts. Coach G briefly breaks down why we use this exercise to help develop the stabilizing muscles in the shoulder girdle.
Strong Athlete Boxer Scarlett Delgado demonstrates how to do a medicine ball forward clean and toss. Coach G briefly breaks down why we use this exercise as an olympic lift alternative to develop directional strength and explosive power.
Video footage of 17 year old Strong Athlete and OHL hockey prospect Zac Masson easily deadlifting 300 lbs. for reps during his off-season strength training with Coach G!